(0) items

Best Practices in Early Literacy Instruction

by ;


Pub. Date:
The Guilford Press

Questions About This Book?

Why should I rent this book?
Renting is easy, fast, and cheap! Renting from can save you hundreds of dollars compared to the cost of new or used books each semester. At the end of the semester, simply ship the book back to us with a free UPS shipping label! No need to worry about selling it back.
How do rental returns work?
Returning books is as easy as possible. As your rental due date approaches, we will email you several courtesy reminders. When you are ready to return, you can print a free UPS shipping label from our website at any time. Then, just return the book to your UPS driver or any staffed UPS location. You can even use the same box we shipped it in!
What version or edition is this?
This is the edition with a publication date of 9/3/2013.
What is included with this book?
  • The New copy of this book will include any supplemental materials advertised. Please check the title of the book to determine if it should include any CDs, lab manuals, study guides, etc.
  • The Rental copy of this book is not guaranteed to include any supplemental materials. You may receive a brand new copy, but typically, only the book itself.


Bringing together prominent scholars, this book shows how 21st-century research and theory can inform everyday instructional practices in early childhood classrooms (PreK-3). Coverage includes foundational topics such as alphabet learning, phonological awareness, oral language development, and learning to write, as well as cutting-edge topics such as digital literacy, informational texts, and response to intervention. Every chapter features guiding questions; an overview of ideas and findings on the topic at hand; specific suggestions for improving instruction, assessment, and/or the classroom environment; and an engrossing example of the practices in action.

Author Biography

Diane M. Barone, EdD, is Foundation Professor of Literacy Studies at the University of Nevada. Her research focuses on young children's literacy development and instruction in high-poverty schools. Dr. Barone served as Editor of Reading Research Quarterly and as a board member of the International Reading Association and the National Reading Conference. She is currently coeditor of The Reading Teacher with Marla Mallette. Marla H. Mallette, PhD, is Associate Professor of Literacy Education at Binghamton University. Her research interests include literacy instruction and learning with students of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and early literacy. Dr. Mallette is also interested in literacy research methodologies and has used various methodologies in her own work. She currently serves as coeditor of The Reading Teacher.

Table of Contents

I. Influences on Literacy Development 1. Parent Involvement Supporting Early Literacy Achievement: Best Practices for Bridging the Home and School Environments, Beth M. Phillips, Kylie S. Flynn, Galiya A. Tabulda, Smriti Jangra, and Christopher J. Lonigan 2. A Comprehensive Approach to Building Oral Language in Preschool: Prerequisites for Literacy, Allyssa McCabe 3. Working with Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students: Lessons Learned from Reading Recovery, Catherine Compton-Lilly 4. Supporting Language and Literacy Development in Quality Preschools, Shannon Riley-Ayers II. Materials and Texts 5. Early Literacy Development in the Digital Age, Jackie Marsh and Dylan Yamada-Rice 6. What, When, and How Electronic Media Can Be Used in an Early Literacy Classroom, Annie M. Moses 7. New Perspectives on Literature for Young Children, Diane M. Barone and Andrea Morency 8. Read All about I.T.!: Informational Text in the Early Childhood Classroom, Lynne M. Watanabe and Nell K. Duke III. Reconceptualizing Developmentally Appropriate Practice 9. Phonological Awareness and Alphabet Knowledge: The Foundations of Early Reading, Marcia Invernizzi and Laura S. Tortorelli 10. Reading to Learn from the Beginning: Comprehension Instruction in the Primary Grades, Katherine A. Dougherty Stahl 11. Best Practices in Oral Vocabulary Instruction, Susan B. Neuman and Tanya S. Wright 12. Real Books, Real Reading: Effective Fluency Instruction for Striving Readers, Melanie R. Kuhn, Kristina Zukauskas Phelan, and Paula J. Schwanenflugel 13. Best Practices in Early Writing Instruction, Deborah Wells Rowe and Tanya R. Flushman 14. Strengthening Play in Early Literacy Teaching Practice, Kathleen A. Roskos and James Christie IV. Intervention and Assessment 15. "How Am I Doing?": Students' Perceptions of Literacy and Themselves, Marla H. Mallette, Peter P. Afflerbach, and Christine E. Wiggs 16. The Interactive Strategies Approach to Early Literacy Intervention, Donna M. Scanlon, Kimberly L. Anderson, and Frank R. Vellutino 17. An Evidence-Based Approach to Response to Intervention, Monica T. Billen and Richard L. Allington

Please wait while the item is added to your cart...